REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW GENERATION OF VEHICLES. FIRST REPORT

This is the first report of the National Research Council's Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV). The standing committee was established in July 1994 to conduct independent annual reviews of the PNGV's research program and advise the government and industry participants on the program's progress. The PNGV program is a cooperative research and development (R&D) program between the federal government and the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), which is made up of Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation. The PNGV was initiated on September 29, 1993, by President Clinton with the purpose of enhancing the U.S. domestic automobile industry's productivity and competitiveness. The aims of the PNGV program are to improve automobiles over the next decade and develop technologies for a new generation of vehicles that could achieve fuel economies up to three times those of today's comparable vehicles. At the same time, these vehicles should maintain performance, size, utility, and cost of ownership and operation and should meet or exceed federal safety and emissions requirements. This first report is based on the PNGV's presentations that were made to the committee from August 22-24, 1994, and the committee's deliberations on August 25, 1994, in Dearborn, Michigan. The contents are organized as follows: Executive Summary; Introduction; General Overview; Observations; Program Issues; and Recommendations. Appendixes include: (A) Committee Organization and Operating Charter; (B) PNGV Presentations to the Committee (list of titles); and (C) Biographical Sketches of the Standing Committee members and the National Research Council staff.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 4 1996 12:00AM